The Non-Invisible Ninja – Ed Price

Ninjas in lore specialize in not being seen.  However, here is a group of community supporters inside Microsoft who are building community around the the TechNet wiki. Inside Microsoft, the employees working on this are called TechNet Ninjas. They are not so much into the hiding.  They have a blog. One of the most prolific*…


Just the Diff’s Ma’am

IT Pros have longed asked for a way to understand “what changed in this information that you just updated”? A change log. The diffs. On the TechNet Wiki you can see this by using the History tab. Example, we just updated the Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2. It us around 2k words,…


IT Pro Camp

Like a lot of people in technology, I call myself an auto-didact. This means I like to fool myself into believing that I am largely “self-taught.” It is part of the mythical life of Americans in particular that the individual can succeed as a lone-wolf. I say mythical not in the sense that it doesn’t…

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#TNWIKI: Push-button TOC

There is a new feature on the TechNet Wiki. Push a button, generate a Table of Contents (TOC) for your article. Before: Click Edit, add [toc] and then save After: Check it out, let us know what you think.


How to find your stuff on the TechNet Wiki

The TechNet wiki shows two RSS feeds: Home (for the home page) TechNet Articles (for the TechNet *WIKI* articles – both new and updated) There is also a feed for a tag in the the tag cloud: I use Outlook 2010 to feed each of these into a folder. I then write filter rules on…


Why Wiki? Case Study #2 AD Domain Svcs Event ID Map

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a visual representation of all the event IDs for a service, let’s say for example the Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain Service, and when you clicked on one of the IDs, you could “drill down” into more info on that event? Let me wiki that for you. Kudos…


IT Pro’s Pal – BGinfo

My gear-fixation probably started when I was a Boy Scout. There was a tool called the Woodsman’s Pal that I *had* to have. It just looked, well, way more Ninja than the puny “hatchet” I used for years. Turns out, the hatchet worked just fine, still does today. And as an adult I value simple,…


TechNet Wiki Tags-onomy–The Hidden Differentiator

You can find some common TNWIKI tags at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/wiki-common-tags.aspx Internet pundit Clay Shirky said “The Only Group That Can Categorize Everything Is Everybody.”  The idea behind a tagging taxonomy, or “tagsonomy” as it is implemented on the TNWIKI is that IT Pros can create their own ways of navigating and finding technical content through the…

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CrowdStrategy: Help Define Quality Technical Content

There is a new page on the TechNet Wiki “What’s Considered Quality Technical Content?” that offer you the opportunity to help define the metrics the community will use to judge “quality” attributes of technical content. It is easy to sign up and contribute on the TN Wiki. Pile on!


Ordinateur Virtuel Stocké

If you don’t read French, I can explain that the title of this post “ordinateur virtuel stocké “ translated into English (according to the Microsoft Language Portal) is: “An inactive virtual machine that has been saved to the Virtual Machine Manager library. The virtual machine’s virtual hard disks (.vhd files) and virtual machine configuration file…